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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the election. tara mergener reports that both campaigns are downplaying expectations. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battle ground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry playing the part of mitt romney. on monday the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for wednesday's debate but both the white house and the romney ca
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in the presidential election. >> i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> pelley: campaign 2012 reports from dean reynolds and jan crawford. mark phillips on the financial crisis in europe. it's so bad in spain some people are forced to do their shopping in the trash. charlie d'agata in afghanistan where american troops are on the lookout for enemies among their afghan allies. >> every soldier is required to carry their weapon with them at all times. >> pelley: and an ingenious idea for helping the poor inspired by his mother. >> i'm hoping my mother is watching and that she is enjoying this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, election someday five weeks from today but many of the states are getting a head start. today voters in ohio-- one of the key battleground states that will tip the balance on which way this election goes-- began casting their ballots. that brings to eight the number of states where voting is already under way. 34 states in all will begin voting before november 6. the latest preelection polling in ohio-
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
: election integrity maryland says its research shows rupus harris in who died in 2003 voted in 2008. other names registered after death are james procter of laurel who died in '88 and registered in '92. and virginia who died in 1991 and registered in 1992. >> out of 11,000 challenges that we filed, 1500-plus were of deceased voters that have been allowed to stay on the voter rolls. >> reporter: eim says it also found a woman in a nursing home with two voter registrations who doesn't remember voting since 2006. >> and yet her voter registrations have been used consecutively in all even year elections, primary and general elections. >> reporter: here's where the state board of elections weighs in. >> they did say there was one 67-year-old voter who's residing in a nursing home who they say has registered twice, has been voting multiple times in different elections. there's no evidence to support that claim. go have to be very careful with this information and we do check everything to make sure that it's accurate. >> reporter: the board of elections intends to check the other names in the re
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
himself to kennedy. >> here's the punch line of that, who won the election? bush and quail. >> staying cool under attacks? >> here you go again. >> you get points. being too cool -- >> if kitty were raped and murdered, would you favor a death penalty for the killer? >> no, i don't, bernard. >> michael's numbers dropped immediately after the seemingly too cool answer. the undecided need reasons to decide. >> substance is more important, but demeanor counts. >> he checks his watch and he suffers from it. al gore hurt by his sighing. this year, look for this. >> i have never seen this much lying as i have in this campaign. >> gary is lining up all the possible mistakes that have been made over the years, but as he mentioned at the end, there's a big difference between a gasp and an outright lie. here we are committed to telling you the difference between the two tonight and to that end, we are here where they will be fact checking these. i'm standing next to paul singer, the political editor who will be in charge of the fact checking effort. explain exactly how it's going to work
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> pelley: 200,000 a month. anthony, thanks very much. with just the 32 days to go before the election, of course, the jobs report was topic "a" among candidates. no president since f.d.r. has been reelected with an unemployment rate this high. since f.d.r., president reagan was reelected with the highest unemployment rate in 1984. during his first term, unemployment rose to 10.8%. by election day it was down to 7.2%, which looked so much better in comparison. for mr. obama, unemployment peaked in 2009 at 10%, now three e years later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? >> reporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. high unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
now you've been getting the political spin from both sides in in election. now it's time -- in this election. now it's time for just the facts and we are your go to station for wednesday night's debate. 9news is teaming up with our sister publication usa today and all night long beginning at 9 p.m. we will be fact checking what the candidates are saying. we'll also live stream the debate on our website. so turn your tv to 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 and log onto www.wusa9.com for live fact checking at the same time. then 9news at 11:00 for the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage. >>> supreme court justices back on the bench today for another crucial term. a fight over the university of texas' affirmative action program is the first watershed case the court will hear. the outcome could limit or end the practice of using race as a factor in college admissions. the high court is expected to issue rulings on gay marriage, also, and voting rights. >>> a suicide bomber kills at least 14 people including nato soldiers in afghanistan. this bomber wore an
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
not this november. a judge blocked the law from going into effect on election day. opponents of the law say it would have unfairly prevented the elderly and minorities from voting. state officials have the option of appealing through the supreme court of the state. >>> well early voting now underway in ohio. it's the key battleground state in the election. last year, 30% of ohio voters cast their ballots before election day. >> gray, gloomy, and rainy. at least that's how the day was earlier. now the rain has gone away. topper is out on the weather terrace. we wonder, will it be back overnight? >> run the risk of a couple showers and storms. but actually, that's the good news because that warm front will put us into a better place tomorrow. let's start with the radar. most of the showers and storms are well south and east of us and also just north of richmond. we'll zoom in a little bit. we had a couple early thunderstorms, leanardtown, southern st. mary's county, calvert county. that is gone. all we are left with is drizzle and some fog. temperatures are nice. in fact, this is as warm as it has b
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney because of what they see in the debate, that could sway the election. now if the debates are a draw, that's probably to the advantage of president obama. it is mitt romney who needs to shake things up in these debates. >> and find out whether or not things get shaken up for yourself. watch tonight on channel 9, wusa9 and check out our website. take advantage of that fact checking from the news people here at u.s.a. today. back to you in the studio. >> do you remember in past elections when the voter said they might move out of the country if their candidate didn't win? >> oh yeah, usually an empty threat for sure. >> tonight, one airline has a way for them to make good on those threats. of course, it's coming from jet blue, who else? it's going to give away 2012 seats to customers whose candidates don't win the presidential election. all you have to do is log on to their website, let the airline know who you are pulling for and after november 6, the airline will draw winners of that pool from losing supporters. so, what do you think? >> i don't buy that. if they were
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in 2007 sway your vote in this election? we'll play you part of it in just a little bit. >>> plus, why legalizing pot may be dangerous for dogs. that story coming up after the break. >>> as d.c. prepares for the arrival of medical marijuana dispensaries, consider this. potential consequence of legalization. dogs on dope. in colorado, where marijuana has been legal for more than a decade, veterinarians are seeing more and more stoned dogs. most of the time vets say the dogs get high by eating their owner's food products that have been laced with pot. >> if you came home with a prescription of vice vicatin, you wouldn't leave it sitting there. >> others think it's funny to get the dogs stoned. there's nothing comical about giving your pet potentially dangerous drugs. >>> a live look outside right now at the capital. topper is along in a few minutes with a lock at your full forecast. >>> plus, teddy, he wins. the longest losing streak in professional sports is over. we'll show you the crazy finish in a bit. >>> president obama faces criticism for something he said the first time he ran
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the campaign of john delaney says that he made a mistake by not voting in two elections in the last six years. delaney is a democrat. he's running for congress in maryland. his campaign admits that he did not vote in the 2006 general election or the 2010 democratic primary. he is running against incumbent republican rosco bartlet. this campaign raises questions whether delaney is trustworthy, according to the republicans. >>> clues raised about the disappearance of a senior missing. >> police have a new clue in the search for a man who is groping women and also girls in springfield, virginia. we'll have those stories when we come back. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. kry
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
re- elected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. but republican challenger mitt romney says that those numbers are not good enough. tara mergener has more now from the white house. >> reporter: john keenan is repairing bikes these days. not in montana where he owns a farm with his wife but in springfield, virginia. >> i moved back in with my parents the same house i grew up in. >> reporter: keenan left behind breathtaking vistas and his cashmere sheep because jobs are more plentiful on the east coast. >> it's been is very poor economy for a long time. it's tough to get a job. the scenery is awesome. everyone wants to move there but you can't eat the scenery. >> reporter: the latest job numbers suggest more of the same for people like keenan. 114,000 jobs were added last month. less than in august or july. but the all important employment rate fell to 7 .8%. the lowest since president obama took office. officials at the white house say there is still more work to be done on the jobs front but insist the later report is proof -- latest report is proof the economy i
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to make sure medicare and social security are there for them without any question. >> if you repeal obama care and i have become fond of this term obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are going to be paying $600 more in prescription care. they're going to have to be paying copays for basic checkups that can keep them healthier and the primary beneficiary of that repeal are insurance companies that are estimated to gainle billions of dollars -- gain billions of dollars back when the
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the urinal shows the president with a 3-point lead over governor romney. 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of error so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to extent that we present a very clear choice for the american people hopefully we'll be able to tease out what's at stake in this election. but i think the economy is still going to have a lot of bearing on it. overall, though, what i think is going to matter most to people is who do they think is going to be a stro
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
voters. >> the debates could decide the election for either one of us. >> from denver, colorado, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we're about to see the one thing we haven't seen in this long campaign for the presidency-- the candidates side by side. it's the first of three debates between the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger, 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing states that will tip the balance, the president is ahead. so he'll be trying to protect his lead and, for mitt romney, it's an opportunity for a breakout moment. in front of what could be the biggest audience he will have before election day. the sole questioner tonight is jim lehrer. it's the 12th time he's served as moderator. >> lehrer: good evening. from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver,
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
attention until now, both men let you know what they're offering if they get elected. things you didn't see. on her 20th anniversary, michelle obama embracing ann romney. the off camera advice hard for the candidate to take. >> okay. have a good time. >> reporter: they tried big smil, big hand shakes, grab your elbow, don't know what they said when the mikes couldn't hear. and then you can ask but i'm going to do it my way. >> mr. president, please respond directly to what the governor just said about trickle down. >> well -- >> reporter: he didn't respond to that question. went to his talking points instead for a long statement. the moderator then asked governor romney. >> do you have a question that you would like to ask the president directly about what he sa? >> reporter: no question for the president. they both said essentially they're men of the people. >> the teacher that i met in las vegas, wonderful young lady. >> a woman came to me and said i can't afford insurance for myself or my son. >> mr. president, you're entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not your own fact
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
bin laden is set to air two days before the presidential election. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 5, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is changing his tune about those controversial remarks concerning 47% of americans. last may speaking at a florida fundraiser romney said 47% of americans paid no federal income taxes and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney work to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail mit
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
off tonight in the first of three debates before the presidential election. >>> attack investigation. lawmakers are raising questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 20 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and imgrmigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> he's been running on this tax plan, and now five weeks before the election he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be romney's planning lacked specifics. >> the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they are too good? >> reporter: mitt romney spent most of the night attacking the president's record. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half. it's four years later. >> reporter: romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change. >> any time a challenger stands on the stage with a president in the first debate they tend to get some bounce after that. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: a poll shows romney was the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people say romney won the debate while 22% said the president had the ge. romney helped his image with voter
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: with election day less than five weeks away, it remains to be seen if the debate success translates into votes. both men have schedules packed with the stops in the battleground state and two weeks to prepare for their next face-to-face meeting. reporting live. >> the next debate for the presidential candidate, october receive in new york. >>> switching gears now. imagine the heartbreak of watching your special needs child, trying to fit in with the other kids. coming up at 7:00, the four- legged helper is giving this little girl a breath of fresh air. >> looking forward to that. >>> still to come in this half hour, a local congressman is facing the fight of the political life as he tries to win an 11th term for you on capitol hill, top? >>> we have finally cleared out. going to be a very nice evening. here are the numbers, despite the clouds. we have managed to make it up to 81. look at the averages, 75 and 55. we are way above the low side. record is 9 had 4. the record low of 34. we'll come back and talk about summer, spring, and late fall. we'll combine it in just three short days. >>> but
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
before the election has some questioning those results. mitt romney is campaigning in virginia today as well. he says many of those new jobs are part-time and that, he says, is not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and incomes that have gone down. >> but history says this latest jobs report could play a part in the election. no president has been reelected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. but there is one more jobs report that comes out the first week of november just days before the voting. >>> here in d.c., we are paying $3.91 a gallon for gas. if you think that's pricey, be glad you don't live in california. overnight, prices jumped 17 cents out on the west coast to $4.49. that's the highest in the nation. and in many parts of the state, prices climbed 40 cents per gallon just this week. some gas stations have shut down. there's a supply shortage. a so-called perfect storm in california is what is causing this. a recent fire at a refinery, a p
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
>>> this is 9news now. >> hello, i'm bruce johnson. less than a month before the election, demonstrators in favor of maryland's dream act rallied in support of that law. the legal immigrants would be allowed in state tuition rates if parents paid taxes and they attended local public schools. opponents say other taxpayers should not be made to foot the bill for people not here legally. andrea mccarren was at today's rally. >> i love this country. when i say home, i mean here. >> i do consider myself an american. >> up, up with education, down, down with deportation. >> they are among the so- called dreamers. students whose parents brought them into this country illegally. >> my mom even says that you are more american than spanish anymore. you still get confused in spanish words. i'm like yeah, i know. >> a cancer survivor who says his surgery at johns hopkins saved his life. rickie wants to share his gratitude. >> i have to give back to society. i think the way i want to do it is becoming a doctor and save lives, just as my life was saved once. >> opponents of the
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
is an important state during the presidential election all you need to do is look at the campaign scheduled for today -- schedules for today. >> both major presidential candidates will be in the commonwealth. it's the second time in two weeks they've both been here. >> been here plenty of times even before that. president obama at george mason university in fairfax. mitt romney in abingdon, virginia. as susan mcginnis reports romney is now talking about a topic which never came up at wednesday night's debate. >> reporter: mitt romney now says he was wrong when he said 47% of americans feel entitled to government handouts and don't take responsibility for their lives. he previously called his comment inelegant but defended it. however, last night, romney told fox news -- >> reporter: romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia, he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >>
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
before the election he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled to president to your own airplane and own house but not your own facts. >> where was obama tonight? >> we pundits don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >> syrian targets in retaliation killing five civilians. >> very dangerous situation. >> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak leads to steroid injections is now spreading. four people have died. >> miguel cabrera has become the first player to win the triple crown since carl yastrzemski in 1967. >> hugs all the way around. >> police in chicago are searching for those responsible for a marijuana farm the size of two football fields. >> home invasion at ashton kutcher's home turned out to be a hoax. ashton kutcher wasn't there. >> american league east champion. >> they shocked the baseball world. >> republican candidate currently running for president. >> snooki. >> all that matters. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i love pbs and big bird and you too. >> on cbs "this morning." >> the nfl have s
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
year. right? thank you. >> coming up on 9, just in time for election day. the pennsylvania supreme court issues the ruling on that state's voter id law. also ahead, a sign of the times. you may have noticed fewer campaign signs in virginia this election season. we'll explain why. >>> i'm danielle nottingham in denver. the fight for women voters in colorado. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says quonesti seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >>> mitt romney and president barack obama are all cramming now for tomorrow's first presidential debate that goes off in denver. >> colorado still a to
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
on what it costs if they don't reach a budget deal after the election. >> pelley: wyatt, thank you, the u.s. economy is also being hurt by what's happening far beyond washington, all the way across the atlantic. senior business correspondent anthony mason has more on that. >> reporter: in spain this weekend, police clashed with protesters angry over austerity measures the government's been forced to implement. a quarter of the work force in spain can't find jobs and the unemployment rate in the 17-nation euro zone has now hit a record high-- 11.4%. for three straight quarters, the european economy has been shrinking and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke said today america is feeling the impact. >> it has been a problem for the u.s. economy. we have seen head winds coming from slowing trade. >> reporter: if you combine imports and exports, the european union is our biggest trading partner. >> so we have a very strong interest in europe solving its problems. >> reporter: but the problem won't be solved quickly says ian brehmer who heads the eurasia group, a global research firm. what br
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> pledging, "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the dream act, would iv veto it? the answer is yes." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among mexican american voters, and a new survey shows why that's important. this year, nearly 25 million hispanic americans will be el available to vote. most of those votes went to president obama in 2008. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> hispanics have been disproportionately hard. the national unemployment is still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11%. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. big day for ohio today. early voting begins there. 30% of the vote came in early in 2008, and today is exactly five weeks before election day. >> susan mcginness in washington this morning. thank you so much. >>> a pennsylvania judge is expected to rule today on whether to uphold the state's new law requiring voters to show photo identification. the law was pas
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
the presidential election. s.e.a.l. team 6 the raid on osama bin laden is from the weinstein company and voltage films. the co-chairman harvey weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for the obama re- election campaign. the president of "national geographic" says the film's air date is not political. owens said the date was scheduled to start the channel 12 season. >>> the u. n. security council condemned syria for shelling a town in turkey. it left five people dead and dozens more injured. >> this is the first time the full security council has agreed to a resolution against syria. the council said the attack on turkey points at how the battle in syria has an impact on the region. monica villamizar has more. >> reporter: turkey's parliament said it's not declaring war on its neighbor. the government can now send troops or war planes across the border to attack syrian targets if turkey feels threatened. the turkish military fired for a second straight day. a rocket launched from syria hit a turkish town killing two women and three children. residents say they feel the war next door has spilled over.
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
participating in the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> reporter: now advisers tell me romney will continue prosecuting the case against the president on the economy. we saw him start that on wednesday night's debate. romney will be doing more debate prep here in orlando. the next presidential debate is week after next. we have a vice presidential debate later this week. >> jan crawford in orlando, florida. thanks. >>> and joining us now, senior u.s. economist and from washington cbs news political director john dickerson. it is gate to have both of you with us. i want to begin with you elsen about the jobs report. how do you characterize it? >> i would characterize jobs in general remaining slow, too slow and been moving sideways on average since last year. but this was a better report. households told us we created a lot more jobs in september and not only that more people came back in the labor market to look for work. that's typically a sign of confidence on the p
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
blocked that state's voter id requirement from taking effect by this election day. the judge says he's not quite convinced that every voter would be able to get a valid id in time. republicans who support the new law says it is aimed at keeping people have voting more than once. democrats, however, argue that it's aimed at keeping the elderly and minorities from voting at all. >> wusa9 is your go to station tomorrow night for the debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today. beginning at 9:00 p.m., u.s.a. today reporters are fact checking what the candidates have to say. you can watch the analysis live at wusa9.com. this morning, u.s.a. today white house correspondent talked with andrea roane about what we can expect and not expect tomorrow night. >> as far as -- i have a hard time believing there's going to be this huge big policy announced in a debate. that doesn't happen. what is remembered about these debates is often these small moments, i knew john f. kennedy. you are likable enough. >> watch the debate and get instant truth squad analysis live tomorrow night with us on wus
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
>> history says the latest jobs report could play a part in the election. no president has been reelected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> but in the mist of that overall good news, there wa bad news closer to home. rev lone says it is closing its facility in beltville. that means 117 people will be getting layoff notices. the baltimore sun says those layoffs will start taking effect january 1. >>> unemployment wasn't the only topic for the president. as surae chinn reports, mr. obama seemed to be making up for his performance in this week's debate. >> the president was in a comfort zone today at george mason university. >> i don't think a working mom in arlington should have to wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college student in fairfax or charlottesville should have to choose between textbooks or the preventive care that she needs. that's why we pass this law. >> he may joke. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> wit
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
it will be refactorred just after the election to the actual number. don't worry, it won't be page one news, it will be buried behind an expired coupon. when will they put emphasis on the group that dropped out of the job market. it took me a while, but i found out there are plenty of jobs out there. many people are refusing to take the job. a lot of temp agencies have plenty of jobs. david on the other hand sees a seasonal effect in the mix. holiday hiring only. so what's the big deal, channel 9? come out of the closet and state your true position by plugging for the waste that is in office. sorry, dave, wusa has no official position and though many are trying to say those jobless numbers are fixed, i got to see some proof beyond the fact that the numbers may benefit a president, you apparently don't support. and then, there was this e-mail from hue in virginia reacting to my remark yesterday suggesting that there was very little utility in owning a fish tank. an aquarium makes a great babysitter. they would watch for hours. we kept them at a safe distance and a close eye so they wouldn't
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Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
down operations -- plant has shut down operations. today alexandria held a celebration. elected officials praised two residents who investigated and hired researchers to study the plant's emissions and the health effects on people who lived in the area. the findings show the plant was spewing concentrated contaminants into the neighboring community which caused hundreds of health problems and resulted in 59 deaths. >> what was once the largest source of air pollution in the d.c. region will be no more because of citizens involvement. >> this plant was a mistake in the first place and we're correcting that because it should never have been placed here, especially with the shortened smokestacks. >> the five smokestacks had to be short because the power plant is in national airport's flight path. coming up at 6:00 you're going to meet the woman who raised the questions and start investigating the potomac river power plant 11 years ago. >>> the presidential debate is two days way and will take place in the battleground state of colorado. each candidate is getting ready for the debat
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
on this tax plan. now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: so a lot of back and forth during the debate. it was difficult to tell at times who was telling the truth. one thing as i mentioned, one thing that was noticeably absent from the debate were the personal attacks, especially that president obama never once mentioned romney's 47% comment, his taxes, his offshore bank accounts, none of that but still even without the personal attacks, that didn't turn away viewers. this was the most tweeted about political event in u.s. history. andrea, mike, get this. 10.3 million tweets about the debate in just 90 minutes. amazing. >> it is. thank you. we'll keep following this and have more reports later on in the morning from kristen fisher -- kristin fisher. >>> the morning after reports have mostly given the debate win to mitt romney. former governor bob ehrlich says president obama performed well but he believes the romney camp is very happy. >> this was a strong performance, an engaged performance, informed performance and clearly h
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> this sunday voters in venezuela will cast ballots in their country's presidential election. incumbent hue go chavez is facing the toughest election yet. the challenger is promising more jobs and safer streets and that's making him have a gain in the polls. >>> good news is the ban on burning has been lifted for most of drought stricken north dakota. but that is all thanks to several inches of snow that fell there yesterday. the heavy wet snow made for tricky driving and the storm also packed 40-mile an hour wind gusts. jess? >>> thanks mike. this morning we're wrapping up the first week of breast cancer awareness month. and you have a little time left to join one of the area's biggest breast cancer fundraising events one that channel 91 very proud to be a -- 9 is very proud to be a sponsor of. liz and kathy are here this morning to tell us more about making strides against breast cancer. ladies, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> now i want to ask you kathy first now you're a breast cancer survivor. and you're participating this year. tell us a little bit a
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
's voters took advantage of it. casting their ballot before election day. the senior adviser to the obama campaign will be one of the guests on this weekend's face the nation. and joining us now live from cbs news here in washington is the host, bob shaefer. we know you are moderating the upcoming presidential debate. you don't want to talk about what happened wednesday night. are these unemployment numbers we are seeing today the best news the president could possibly have coming after the performance on wednesday? >> if there is better news out there for this white house, i don't know what it would be. because you know, most people followed these things thought unemployment was going to pick up this time around and in fact, it actually went down. this is about as good as the numbers have been since barack obama has been president. so, will it help? i couldn't say for sure. but i'll tell you one thing, it is sure not going to hurt. >> that's exactly right. you'll also have former baseball manager on face the nation this sunday and i know that everybody here in washington can agree on o
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
the election. >> i know. show you my boobs. >> mr. president, china is demanding that the u.s. payback its debt in fuel immediately. >> why you got to do that. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> on cbs "this morning." >> presidential candidate who blinked less during a debate or as michele bachmann put it you want me to get back into this as michele bachmann put it you want me to get back into this thing? captioning funded by cbs >> good morning. it is wednesday, october 3, 2012. for the first time president obama and mitt romney will meet on stage. the president faced critic jim for a five year old speech. his running meat misspoke again. we go to denver for a preview. >> reporter: good morning. both of these candidates are under enormous pressure to perform tonight. they have been preparing for more than a month. yesterday we saw them both take a little break, try to get away from it all. then last night that video changed the conversation. >> in denver, romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob po
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the general election because i think people are into that. they get that politicians say anything and obama doesn't do that. obama pretty much tells like it is. did he do a good job in the debate? >> no. >> governor i want to ask you about vice president biden yesterday on the stump, some comments that people are calling a gaffe by biden where he said obama and biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. guess what, yes we do. is that the right kind of message? >> wait a minute. excuse me but the rest of that you haven't in full context. yes we'll raise taxes on the wealthy. they have been saying that for a year. specifically he said we're not is going raise taxes on the middle class. that's what he said. this is not a gaffe. this is a media hand wringing. when i was campaigning lots of people accused me of gaffes all the time. a gaffe is what people say in washington when you tell the truth and they think you shouldn't have. yeah, the democrats are going raise taxes on wealthy people so we can help balance the budget. that's a pretty reasonable thing. >> governor dean, do you think th
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
't happen till after the election. >>> it's a boy for yahoo's c.e.o. mar ris ya may -- marissa mayer. she was one of the original employees of google. she planned to go back to work a few weeks after giving birth and her comments set off a lengthy debate about how corporate family policies makes it hard to juggle a successful career and family. >>> questions are being raised about ikea's commitment to gender equality. the swedish furniture maker is under fire for ads like this one. you take a look, the woman on the left of the ad has been digitally removed from the ad on the right. ikea has been digitally removing women from the saudi version of its catalogue. "the wall street journal" reports ikea has released a statement expressing regret and says the decision clashes with its value. in saudi arabia, a woman must have a man's permission to leave the house, study or work and they're also not allowed to drive. >> people are pretty upset. >> but can't they brush their teeth? >> it seems like such an overstep. >> really. thank you, jess. >>> our time 16:08. in -- is 6:08. in four minutes, a
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
cantor is set to debate an opponent for only the second time since being elected to congress in 2000. cantor, a republican from virginia's 7th district will debate democrat wayne powell, a lawyer and retired army colonel making his first run for public office. the debate is in richmond tonight set for one hour and focus on the big issue, the economy. >>> wednesday will be the first president al debate between president obama and governor mitt romney. domestic policy will be the theme in denver and we here at wusa9 are your go to debate station wednesday night. if you just want the facts and no spin. 9 news now is teaming up with our sister paper usa today and starting at 9 p.m. on our website we will be fact checking what the candidates say. we will also live stream the debate. so make sure your television is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate when it starts at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com for live checking at the same time. we're doing fact checking in realtime. then 9 news now at 11:00. we'll have the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage. so we've got a lot
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
. mitt romney has opposed the bill in the past. >> pledging, quote, if i were elected and the congress have passed the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes. >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic american voters. a new survey from the hispanic center shows why that's important. this year nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote that far exceeds the 19 million who voted in 2008 and most of those votes went to president obama. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> the his pan innings have been -- hispanics have been hit disproportionately high. while the national unemployment is still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11 prosecute. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> wusa9 is your go to debate station. if you just want the facts and no spin, this is where you need to be. we're teaming up with our media partner "u.s.
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
's the punch line of that. who won the election? bush and quail. >> reporter: but staying cool under attack? >> here you go again. >> reporter: you get points. being too cool. >> if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer. >> no, i don't, bernard. >> reporter: his numbers dropped immediately after the seemingly unfeeling too cool answer. >> substance is more important, but the meaner counts. >> reporter: an impatient george bush checks his watch and suffers for it. >> people said, what, he doesn't think this is important enough to stick around another ten minutes? >> reporter: al gore hurt by his impatient sighing. this year, look for this. >> i have never seen as much lying as i have in this campaign. >> reporter: wow. well, if that happens tomorrow night, it is our goal to let you know. now, look for substance, but look also for the theatrics. watch the candidates when they leave the wings. the first guy to put out his hand to get the handshake, he wants to be the friendliest, to be in control, to have body language that matters.
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
on election day. opponents of the law say it would have unfairly prevented the elderly and minorities from voting. officials still have the option of appealing the decision to the state supreme court. >>> it was supposed to abnew information system to root out terrorists after the september 11 attacks. instead the multibillion dollar program produced little valuable intelligence and wrongly convicted -- excuse me, wrongly collected information on innocent americans. that was the finding of a new report. it was intended to link local, state and federal antiterror states. it cost and didn't do a whole lot. >>> some republican members of congress claim the state department officials in libya -- claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the attacks on the consulate in benghazi. two lawmakers say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the event in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton announced she is forming a committee to look into what really happened in that attack. >>> a military court has decided to hear more arguments
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
election debate of 2012 marked the call nation of one -- culmination of one full year of hard work. >> i'm looking forward to seeing the technology in action on this scale. >> reporter: a computer scientist at the university of maryland, he developed the software program that was launched while president obama and mitt romney dualed in denver. >> this is all about a new way to tap into people's opinions. >> reporter: an internet-based software program that instantly recorded the reactions of about 500 students watching the debate here in college park and perhaps another 10,000 college students at schools all around the country. >> they are looking on their smartphone at a screen that has buttons that say agree, disagree, spin, dodge. you hear something you agree with, tap it. >> reporter: not surprisingly given the audience, president obama got his biggest spikes of support when talking about reducing the costs of education while mitt romney did not fair nearly as well with the liberal leaning college crowd as the debate went on. matt jablow, 9news now. >> that's cool. that was really in
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Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. with just 33 days to go, the presidential election is suddenly looking a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. republican challenger mitt romney did what he had to do in the first debate to turn his campaign around. have a look at our poll of uncommitted voters. voters who told us before the debate they had not made up their minds or could still change them. after watching the debate, 46% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 22%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. after the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy cordes, who is covering the president tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, even democrats are describing the pr
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
, those performances and all the other factors in the 2011 election held him back. >> how important is humor? >> it can be very important, but it's something that has to -- i guess some humorous lines probably are prescripted. there you go again by reagan most people feel w prepared. that, of course, is the magic. >> remember what lloyd benson said about dan quayle and president kennedy. >> yes, that was the famous line, jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> in jim lair's book "turning point," he makes the case that they prepared that line in advance because dan quayle had made that comment over and over again. >> the comparison with president clinton. >> so both those campaigns are going in with prescripted lines having watched what the other candidates are saying. >> it's worth noting that mitt romney has been debating over the past two years with his opponents. president obama has been practicing, no doubt, but it's harder for a president to do because he's busier and doesn't like being addressed in a challenging way. >> but as michael lewis point
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
won the election? bush and quayle. >> reporter: but staying cool under attack? >> there you go again. >> reporter: you get points. being too cool? >> if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: michael dukakis' numbers dropped after the unfeeling too cool answer. the undecided need reasons to decide. >> substance is more important but demeanor counts. >> people said what, he doesn't think this is important enough to stick around another ten minutes? >> reporter: al gore hurt by his impatient sighing. this year look for this. >> i have never seen as much lying as i have in this campaign. >> that was gary nurenberg reporting. 9 news now and "u.s.a. today" are teaming up for the debate tonight. starting at 9:00 "u.s.a. today" reporters will be fact checking what the candidates say. you can see their analysis on our website wusa9.com. of course a full recap on 9news now at 11:00. >>> right now we have a full weather forecast and everything else for the week ahead from howard. >> a lot of fog out there
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